West Philadelphia Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of West Philadelphia?

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There are 200,493 residents in West Philadelphia, with a median age of 33.5. Of this, 45.52% are males and 54.48% are females. US-born citizens make up 88.53% of the resident pool in West Philadelphia, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.24%. Additionally, 6.24% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 166,243 people in West Philadelphia currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 200,493 -2.0%
Male Population 91,265 -2.8%
Female Population 109,228 -1.4%
Male population 45.52%
Female population 54.48%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 33.5 1.8%
Citizen US Born 177,493 -2.5%
Citizen not US Born 10,498 6.5%
Not Citizen 12,502 -2.3%
Citizen US Born 88.53%
Citizen not US Born 5.24%
Not Citizen 6.24%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,863 -10.3%
Moved from Same County 18,213 -5.6%
Moved from Same State 4,704 -6.2%
Moved from Different State 7,238 16.1%
Same House as Last Year 166,243 -2.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.94%
Moved from Same County 9.19%
Moved from Same State 2.37%
Moved from Different State 3.65%
Same House as Last Year 83.85%

What are the employment statistics in West Philadelphia?

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White-collar workers make up 86.23% of the working population in West Philadelphia, while blue-collar employees account for 13.77%. There are also 3,368 entrepreneurs in West Philadelphia (4.14% of the workforce); 52,321 workers employed in private companies (64.36%); and 10,899 people working in governmental institutions (13.41%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 70,095 0.8%
Blue Collar 11,196 0.5%
White Collar 86.23%
Blue Collar 13.77%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 3,368 14.3%
Private Companies 52,321 -1.5%
Governmental Workers 10,899 2.4%
Not for Profit Companies 14,703 4.9%
Self Employees 4.14%
Private Companies 64.36%
Governmental Workers 13.41%
Not for Profit Companies 18.09%

How many households are there in West Philadelphia?

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There are a total of 74,363 households in West Philadelphia, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 48.89% of these West Philadelphia households, while non-family units account for the remaining 51.11%. Additionally, 26.63% of households have children and 73.37% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 74,363 1.4%
Average People Per Household 2 -2.8%
Family Households 36,354 0.1%
Non-family Households 38,008 2.7%
Family Households 48.89%
Non-family Households 51.11%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 19,800 1.5%
Households without Children 54,562 1.4%
Households with Children 26.63%
Households without Children 73.37%

What are the median and average incomes in West Philadelphia?

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The average annual household income in West Philadelphia is $52,002, while the median household income sits at $37,434 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $43,352, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $38,901. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $28,496 and $26,622, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $52,002 3.9%
Median Household Income $37,434 8.3%
People below Poverty Level 55,733 -6.7%
People above Poverty Level 125,114 0.0%

How many homeowners and renters are there in West Philadelphia?

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There are 89,401 housing units in West Philadelphia, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1946. Of the 74,363 occupied housing units in West Philadelphia, 43.94% are owner-occupied, while 56.06% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 55.44% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $146,700. In general, housing costs reach $977 per month in West Philadelphia.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 89,401 0.6%
Median Year Built 1946 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 43,780 -1.9%
Built between 1940 and 1949 10,877 0.1%
Built between 1950 and 1959 10,984 3.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 6,918 -1.0%
Built between 1970 and 1979 5,378 6.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 3,047 17.6%
Built between 1990 and 1999 3,238 -0.6%
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,723 -0.2%
Built in 2010 or Later 3,456 9.7%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 74,363 1.4%
Owner Occupied 32,678 2.8%
Renter Occupied 41,685 0.4%
Owner Occupied 43.94%
Renter Occupied 56.06%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 18,117 5.6%
Without Mortgage 14,561 -0.5%
Median Value with Mortgage $146,700 2.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $99,200 1.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $977 5.1%
With Mortgage 55.44%
Without Mortgage 44.56%

What is the level of education in West Philadelphia?

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Approximately 42% of the population in West Philadelphia holds a high school degree (that's 60,751 residents), while 23.46% have attained a college certificate (33,925 locals) and 15.78% have a bachelor's degree (22,827 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 3,449 -3.7%
Some High School 60,751 -3.0%
Some College 33,925 -2.1%
Associate Degree 7,388 -2.5%
Bachelor's Degree 22,827 2.3%
Graduate Degree 16,296 7.8%
No High School 2.38%
Some High School 42%
Some College 23.46%
Associate Degree 5.11%
Bachelor's Degree 15.78%
Graduate Degree 11.27%

What is the marital status of West Philadelphia residents?

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A total of 102,076 people in West Philadelphia have never been married (which represents 60.42% of the total population), while 37,650 of them are wedded (22.29%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 5,409 (3.2%) and 14,085 (8.34%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 102,076 -2.2%
Married 37,650 1.0%
Separated 5,409 -5.0%
Widowed 9,724 -5.0%
Divorced 14,085 -3.9%
Never Married 60.42%
Married 22.29%
Separated 3.2%
Widowed 5.76%
Divorced 8.34%

What are the most common means of transportation in West Philadelphia?

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The top three means of transportation people in West Philadelphia use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 35,647 residents commute by car, 17,941 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 9,187 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 35,647 4.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 17,941 -12.9%
Railroad 1,183 7.1%
Ferryboat 10 -33.3%
Bicycle 1,675 -6.3%
Motorcycle 16 -23.8%
TaxiCab 432 12.8%
Walk 9,187 -9.0%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 19104 19131 19139 19143 19151

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